Augsburg - FC Augsburg emerged 4-2 victors over SV Werder Bremen in a thrilling encounter at the SGL Arena.

Bremen, pre-match the only side in the league not to have been in the lead this season, caught Augsburg cold after only three minutes. Brilliant work from Santiago Garcia on the left allowed him to deliver a low cross, converted by Davie Selke for his first ever Bundesliga goal. Robin Dutt’s men, however, failed to use the early goal to their advantage, allowing Augsburg control of possession, and the hosts were rewarded when Halil Altintop’s brilliant through-ball was met by Daniel Baier’s finish.

Werner runs away with it

With defensive lapses in concentration common on both sides, Bremen’s Fin Bartels had the chance to put his side the lead again in the 28th minute, but Marwin Hitz parried well. It was then Bartels at the other end who fouled Raul Bobadilla inside his own box, allowing Paul Verhaegh to give Augsburg the lead from the spot seconds before the break.

It was a penalty from which Bremen equalised 15 minutes into the second period after near-total domination. Franco di Santo was brought down by Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker and placed the resultant spot kick into the top left corner to level proceedings. Defensive concentration remained an issue, however, when Augsburg took a 78th minute lead. Caiuby’s shot rebounded off the bar, and Werner was quickest to react, diving to head home before teeing up Tim Matavz in injury time to comdemn Bremen to a first defeat of the season.

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